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Clip Title: Burckhardt's Contributions
Summary: William Stoddart speaks in detail about several of Titus Burckhardt's contributions to the Perennialist School.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 12 seconds
Low Res File Size -4.7M
High Res File Size - 6.3M
 Subject:   Tradition (42)  
Page: of 9 pages

Boarding Schools
Mr. Medicine Crow tells how the Boarding schools were places of intense work and terrible conditions for the children that were required to live there due to government regulations.
Total Running Time - 4 minutes 51 seconds
Low Res File Size - 14.3M
High Res File Size - 25.6M
Shoshone Sun Dance chief James Trosper speaks on some of the challenges to their survival that American Indians have faced.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 17 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7M
High Res File Size - 12.3M
Cultural Heritage
Gordon Tootoosis discusses the importance of retaining Native American cultural heritage and identity.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 50 seconds
Low Res File Size - 8.5M
High Res File Size - 14.9M
Cycle of Life
Mr. Looking Horse's discusses his concern for the disruption of the "cycle of life" that guaranteed the spiritual and physical health of the people.
Total Running Time - 1 minute 35 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4.8M
High Res File Size - 8M
Educator & Healer
In this video clip, John Arlee, Salish traditional spiritual leader and educator, first explains in English, then prays in his native Salish for the future of his people and in particular for strength for young people to perpetuate the valuable heritage of the tribe.
Total Running Time - 3 minutes 25 seconds
Low Res File Size - 10.4M
High Res File Size - 18.4M

 Interviews with:   Coomaraswamy, Rama P. (10)  
Page: of 2 pages

Advice to Serious Seekers
Rama Coomaraswammy gives advice to serious seekers.
Total Running Time -3 minutes35 seconds
Low Res File Size - 10.0M
High Res File Size - 18.0M
AKC’s Belief in the "philosophia perennis"
Rama Coomaraswamy discusses his father's belief in the "philosophia perennis" and AKC's place in the emergence of what is often called the Perennialist School of thought. His comments reference certain differences between Guénon, AKC and Schuon, despite their fundamental agreement on basic principles.
Total Running Time -4 minutes 27 seconds
Low Res File Size - 12.8M
High Res File Size - 22.7M
Guénon, AKC & Schuon
Rama Coomaraswamy explains what he believes are the key contributions of René Guénon, Ananda Commaraswamy, and Frithjof Schuon.
Total Running Time -10 minutes 0 seconds
Low Res File Size - 28.2M
High Res File Size - 50.5M
Life of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Rama Coomaraswamy provides a comprehensive summary of his father’s life from early education to his death in 1947, including highlights of AKC's work and his collaboration with Géunon and Schuon. This clip includes many photographs from throughout AKC's life.
Total Running Time -30 minutes 10 seconds
Low Res File Size - 91.9M
High Res File Size - 161.3M
Living Within One Religion
Rama Coomaraswamy explains his father's thought about the importance of living within the sacred form of one religion, even though all religions have a convergence of the same underlying truths. His comments summarize part of Schuon's thought on Hinduism.
Total Running Time -5 minutes 04 seconds
Low Res File Size - 14.5M
High Res File Size - 25.7M


Dr. Rama P. Coomaraswamy (1929-2006), son of the renowned perennialist writer Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, was in his own right an important writer on traditionalist topics, especially regarding Christianity and the influx of modernistic ideas and practices in this ancient apostolic tradition.

Dr. Coomaraswamy wrote what to our knowledge is the most detailed study of the modern changes to the Catholic rites and doctrines. This unrelenting analysis of the errors of modern insertions into Catholic tradition was originally published in 1972 but recently updated in a new edition in The Destruction of the Christian Tradition: Updated and Revised. He also collaborated with World Wisdom as the editor of The Essential Ananda K. Coomaraswamy; in addition, several of his important essays on Christianity, and Tradition, have been included in other World Wisdom collections.

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